It's field trip day, and students are excited to travel on their yellow spaceship bus from their space station to the moon.
Climb aboard the spaceship bus for a fantastic field trip adventure to the moon. Once they land, students debark and set out with their teacher to explore. They jump over trenches and see craters and mountains on the moon's surface and even Earth in the faraway distance. One student takes a break to draw some pictures, falls asleep, and wakes up to discover that the rest of the class and the spaceship are gone. How the student passes the time waiting to be rescued makes for a funny and unexpected adventure that will enchant children all over the galaxy.
With rich atmospheric art, John Hare's wordless picture book invites children to imagine themselves in the storya story full of surprises including some friendly space creatures. Published in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the first moon walk, it is a perfect complement to discussions and lessons on the moon landing.
|Product dimensions:||10.20(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
John Hare is a freelance illustrator, graphic designer, and space nerd. Field Trip to the Moon is his first picture book for children. He lives in Gladstone, Missouri, with his wife and two children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
With intricate, spare images, John Hare takes the reader on an amazing visual experience of the moon, its craters and crevasses, and earth hovering on the horizon. I love how he is able to convey emotion (excitement, nervousness, fear, isolation, etc. ) and adventure without any facial cues (everyone's in space suits). The depiction of the class in helmeted space suits, allows the reader to place themselves in the story. When the main character sits to draw the earth, the class continues to explore and play. Eventually, seeing only footprints, s/he races back to the landing site as the "bus ship" blasts off, showing every teacher's nightmare - a student left behind on a field trip. With wonderful creativity and humor, John takes kids on an adventure that could happen in their own lives. Not necessarily on the moon, but as they deal with their own fears of the new, different, or unknown. This book is a fun addition to a unit on the moon and the moon landing. It is a good book for discussing friendship and what to do if lost on a trip. Kids will enjoy spotting, and pointing out, all the clues and things the teacher misses. Overall a wonderful book.